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Prelude String Orchestra

Prelude Chamber Strings

23nd Season
2016-2017

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Helen Weed, Conductor
Annette Brower, Executive Director
Macie Slick , String Coach

 

Prelude String Orchestra

Prelude Chamber Strings

Rehearsals
Saturdays

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Rehearsals
Saturdays

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon


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The Prelude Orchestras are proud to be a part of the Suzuki Strings of Orange County

 

Auditions

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Auditions for our 2016-2017 season will be held June 4, 2016 by appointment at Calvary Church of Santa Ana.  Please contact Annette Brower for an appointment.   String players in grades 3-8 who study privately are eligible to audition.

Students who would like to be accepted as a member of Prelude String Orchestra should be prepared to play the following:

Violin or Viola solo piece from (or equivalent to) Suzuki book 2 through book 4
sight read music in the keys of F, C, G, and D
2-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized


Cello or Bass     
solo piece from (or equivalent to) end of Suzuki book 1 through book 3
sight read music in the keys of F, C, G, and D
2-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized


             

Students who would like to be accepted as a member of Prelude Chamber Strings should be prepared to play the following:


Violin or Viola solo piece from (or equivalent to) Suzuki book 4 or up                          
sight read music in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A
3-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized


Cello or Bass   
solo piece from (or equivalent to) end of Suzuki book 3 or up                              
sight read music in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A
3-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized



Acceptance and Orchestra placement  will be determined by the Conductor and Executive Director based on technical and musical proficiency demonstrated at the audition. 
Performing a particular piece or scale does not guarantee placement in either Prelude String Orchestra or Prelude Chamber Strings.

There is a $15, non-refundable, audition fee.  The application deadline is  May 31st.


 Please mail your completed application and audition fee to:

Prelude String Orchestra
1831 E. 19th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705


 Please remember the following for your audition:


1. Photocopy of your solo piece for your adjudicators
2. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time to allow time for tuning and warmup.
3. You will be contacted by e-mail within two weeks of your audition with the results.
  

Information:
  please call (714) 973-0906 or e-mail direc
tor@preludestrings.org   
 
Rehearsals:  Saturday mornings at Calvary Church of Santa Ana from late September through April (No rehearsals in December)

Prelude Policies and Guidelines:  click here




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Tuition: 
$480
Concerts:  There will be 3 formal performances.  PCS will also perform at Disneyland and in a combined concert with the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings.  For information about the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings go to www.pacificsymphony.org. 

Field Trip:  TBA (8:00 p.m.) at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.  Tickets for orchestra members will be provided.  You must tell Annette by October 3rd if you plan to attend. A ticket will NOT be purchased for you if you do not call or sign up at rehearsal. Sign up by September 26th if you want to be a chaperone. Chaperones will be chosen by lottery. Extra tickets are available for $TBA/each. All seats are in the Grand Tier.  
 

Scholarships:  There are a few reduced-tuition scholarships available.  Contact Annette Brower for information.

To view past performances at Prelude concerts,  please "Like" Prelude String Orchestra on Faceboack

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PSO / PCS are sponsored by the Suzuki Music Association of California-Los Angeles Branch/Orange County Chapter